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Schloss Hohenschwangau

Schwangau -Ortsteil Hohenschwangau, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The yellow Gothic castle in which King Ludwig II spend his childhood.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The yellow Gothic castle in which King Ludwig II spend his childhood.
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The castle isn't located too high up the mountains so the walk up was rather enjoyable. Do take the longer route up as it goes past the beautiful Lake Alpsee. As for the tour of the castle itself, it was rather short and I guess the tour guide really makes a difference. My guide was monotonous and seemed very scripted.... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I really liked visiting Ludwig's castles especially this one. The view of the outside and inside combined with the view of the Alps - breathtaking!!

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Edmonds, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We drove the Romantic Road while we were heading to Thannhausen. We were planning on going to Neuschwanstein Castle, but the wait was much too long. We took the Hohenschwangau Castle tour, instead, and it was absolutely beautiful. The grounds are equally lovely. We decided to walk up and back and it was a great little trek.

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Monza, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This castle is smaller and less furnished compared to Neuschwanstein castle but it is worth visiting. It is a pity that photographs are prohibited.

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This castle was not shrouded in mist and was beautiful, tour guide here was much more friendly and took time to answer questions and not so rushed, this castle was actually more interesting than Ludwig 11 castle.

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Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Not breathtaking as Neuschwanstein, but a wonderful sight to see anyway. We went in May, and the castle was open. It had an extremely good guide and marvelous views. The gardens were lovely as well. We love visiting castles, and this one was worth seeing.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This castle, which stands across the valley from Neuschwanstein, is also romantic, but in a completely different way, much more soft and homely. The climb from the street to the castle is quite steep, but nowhere near as arduous as the climb to Neuschwanstein. The views are great with the Alpsee in the foreground and a backdrop of high mountains.... More 

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Wenatchee, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We enjoyed our tour of the castle. We had a very small group; 10 people. Our tour guide was informative.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Honenschwangau Schloss can be seen from the town centre and is only open for a few months of the year. It was not open when we visited Neuschwanstein Castle.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Smaller and more romantic looking than Neuschwanstein. The tour was excellent and the views of the area are amazing. Unfortunately no taking photos inside... Some of the art is amazing. Also buying tickets in advance is a good idea.

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